Sunset Ridge Trail and Long Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Underhill, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
This loop starts on one of the most popular trails, Sunset Ridge and is a 5.7 mile strenuous hiking trail near Underhill, Vermont. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Sunset Ridge Trail Long Trail CCC Road
Very nice trail and a nice scenic view at the summit, took the Laura cowles trail to the top, and it was very hard (4/21/17) as it was very very steep all the way to the top(also the shortest) in addition it was very icy and full of sinking fluffy snow (3-4 feet deep) because of the under running creeks, crampons did help but it was still a relatively dangerous climb....best to take it between June and October, took the sunset ridge trail for the descend and it was very nice and relatively an easy hike down
A must ! With crampons !
Strat arround 9 o'clock to finish before the sunset !
A secret, don't share it !
The real time was 7 hours.
This has to have one the best 360 degree views of any hike. Mt Mansfield is staggering and beautiful. Great hike along the ridge line. The hike up is not bad and the hike down is a total rock scramble. Depends on whether your knees like that or not. This is one of those great day hikes that I am glad I did, but I would not do again , because of the rock scramble on the way down. Did Half way house up and Somerset up.
Great hike. GPS had me closer to 4.5 miles. Definitely would not consider this a difficult hike. Starting from Underhill State Park, you take an easy trail and follow the road to the trail head, from there is gets a little more difficult. The hike reminded me of a stairmaster. Amazing views at the top.
Didn't quite make it to the summit this time but for sure will next time now that I know what I'm in for.
Vert nice view on the top at 360